130 Years Ago
Diamond breast pin. A gentleman of this city wears back-action pockets in his pantaloons in which he placed his diamond breast pin. He then sat down on the Capitol steps to talk with a friend, jumped up and said something about the flood in Marysville, then went over to a drug store and asked the clerk what the best ointment for healing quickly is ...
120 Years Ago
Ex-Sen. Sharon. (New York World) William Sharon is a small and insignificant looking man, about five feet six inches in height, and his figure is poor and thin. His head is small with a small, thin, straggling growth of hair which is rusty gray-brown. His face is thin with exception of a small scant, grayish-brown mustache. His eyes are as black and sparkling as those of a ferret and are lighted up with an expression of vulgar cunning ...
110 Years Ago
Nevada’s new mineral fields. A hundred or more gold seekers are on their way to the Goldfields. In every hotel lobby, bar and restaurant in San Francisco, there is talk of Nevada and her wealth that is offered for the fortune hunters. Rushers once going to the Klondike are now making it to Southern Nevada for new discoveries...
70 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theatre: ‘Limehouse’ — Playground of human devils! Limehouse ... where desperate men and women live and love for what the hour may bring ... romance ... danger ... violence ... mystery ... sudden death! With George Raft, Jean Parker and Anna May Wong ...”
50 Years Ago
TV schedule — Color shows are underscored — Huckleberry Hound, Death Valley Days, Virginian, Patty Duke, Beverly Hillbillies, Peyton Place, Johnny Carson.
15 Years Ago
Skulls. In 1997 the graves of Susan and Patrick Henry Clayton, a prominent couple in Carson City, were robbed. In a small ceremony the return of their skulls to the family crypt in Lone Mountain were returned. The crypt also contained an infant and the grave has now been permanently sealed.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.